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Dingell Condemns Michigan Legislature Passage of Right-to-Work Bill

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Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI15) strongly condemned the Michigan State Legislature's passage of right-to-work legislation.

"It is absolutely appalling that the State Legislature passed a right-to-work bill," said Dingell. "Governor Snyder would do well not to sign the measure into law because it reflects the skewed priorities of right-wing radical Republicans, who are hell-bent on destroying the middle class. The labor movement in Michigan helped build this country's middle class, and this new bill will undo years of hard-fought progress by working men and women in this state. I cannot condemn this bill strongly enough and consider it blatant kowtowing to special interests who don't blink twice when shipping jobs overseas and sticking it to working American families. It's also disgraceful that Democrats were locked out of the Legislature and pepper spray was used on protestors to ensure this bill's passage. This is heavy-handed union-busting, pure and simple, and it's an outrage."


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